ERIC Number: EJ398710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Two Centuries of Miami Indian Death Customs.
Schorer, C. E.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v20 n1 p75-79 1989-90
Compared Miami Indian death customs of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Changes in customs reflect influence of time, invasion, and tribal identity on a universal observance. Distinguishing features of nineteenth-century customs were ceremonial provision of surrogate to replace deceased and protection of corpse from inimical medicine man. Compared death customs of Miamis and other Great Lakes tribes. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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